Do You Have Gaming Disorder?

Avid gamers worldwide probably took a deep look into their own gaming habits when the World Health Organization made “gaming disorder” a mental health condition. It is not only the gamers who seem to have a problem with this new classification, psychologists aren’t at a consensus on the decision.

Many cite that playing video games is cathartic and provides relief from anxiety and depression. Despite rebuttals from the medical community gaming disorder is officially classified in the International Classification of Diseases (IDC).

People with this condition over-prioritize their daily activities around digital gaming (board games are not included in this classification). The importance and precedence given towards gaming negatively impact their social, family, educational and career relationships. Your child or someone you know could be at risk. This is deeper than a normal obsession with playing games. Here’s what we learned from the World Health Organization (WHO) about gaming disorder.

Three Diagnostic Features of Gaming Disorder Diagnosis

Playing video games take preference over daily activities to an excessive extent. Which could mean putting off